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Conservative CoCo County warms to cannabis

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Contra Costa County, California, has a long-held reputation as the Fresno of the Bay Area due to its conservative political bent — especially in the way it treats marijuana. That cool attitude may have warmed up a bit, now that a bevy of local officials and candidates stepped up September 8 to say that it […]

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California pot products seeing big safety testing failure rate

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Nearly 20 percent of marijuana products in California have failed tests for potency and purity since the state started requiring the checks on July 1, a failure rate some in the industry say has more to do with unrealistic standards and technical glitches than protecting consumer safety.

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NORML Endorses Missouri’s Medical Marijuana Amendment 2

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NORML Endorses Missouri’s Medical Marijuana Amendment 2 | NORML

The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) has announced their endorsement of Missouri’s Amendment 2, which permits patients, at the discretion of a physician, to obtain cannabis and cannabis-infused products from licensed facilities. The amendment is one of three competing ballot measures that seek to regulate medical cannabis use in Missouri. Of the three, […]

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New York: Series of “Listening Sessions” on Legalization Begins

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New York: Series of “Listening Sessions” on Legalization Begins | Kate Zawidzki

Last week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the state will hold a series of “listening sessions” to gather input on marijuana legalization from community members and stakeholders. Input will assist in drafting legislation to tax and regulate marijuana for adults’ use. If you’re a New York resident, don’t miss this opportunity to make […]

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In Delaware, Some Past Marijuana Convictions Can Now Be Expunged

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In Delaware, Some Past Marijuana Convictions Can Now Be Expunged | Kate Zawidzki

Last week, Delaware Gov. John Carney signed into law a bill that allows hundreds of Delawareans to clear their records of marijuana possession convictions. The new law applies to individuals who have a single conviction on their record. A second conviction, whether it’s marijuana-related or otherwise, would disqualify the individual. Delaware decriminalized simple possession of marijuana back […]

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Study: Cannabis Lozenge Associated With Reduced Opioid Use

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Study: Cannabis Lozenge Associated With Reduced Opioid Use | NORML

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA — Patients who consume plant-derived cannabis extracts in the form of an oral lozenge report reductions in chronic pain and opioid use, according to clinical data published in the journal Frontiers in Neuroscience. Investigators from the United States, the Netherlands, and Spain assessed the safety and efficacy of the Trokie brand lozenge in a cohort […]

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Almost Three Million Wisconsin Voters to Consider Legalization Questions on Election Day

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Almost Three Million Wisconsin Voters to Consider Legalization Questions on Election Day | Kate Zawidzki

This November, ballot measures in 15 counties and two cities will allow voters to weigh in on marijuana policies in Wisconsin. The results could serve as a springboard for reform. The non-binding, advisory questions vary by jurisdiction — with some concerning medical cannabis and some focusing on legalizing marijuana for adults’ use. Voters will consider […]

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Brooklyn District Attorney Plans to Wipe Away Records for up to 20,000 with Past Marijuana Convictions

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Brooklyn District Attorney Plans to Wipe Away Records for up to 20,000 with Past Marijuana Convictions | Drug Policy Alliance

NEW YORK, NY — Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez will announce at a Brooklyn press conference later today an initiative to help up to 20,000 New Yorkers wipe away pass records for marijuana convictions. “It’s a little unfair to say we’re no longer prosecuting these cases, but to have these folks carry these convictions for […]

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